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Deviated septum surgery how successful is it. Will the condition return? After surgery I have nasal crusting

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Dr. Marcus Peterson
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Very Successful

Deviated septum surgery is very successful to remove the blockage from the airway.
There is a possibility of the septum not staying in place and having a recurrence. If you are having a lot of crusting after surgery, particularly if you are more than 6 weeks out from surgery, you should get in to see your surgeon again. The surgeon can also check to see if the septum is in the mid-line.

In brief: Very Successful

Deviated septum surgery is very successful to remove the blockage from the airway.
There is a possibility of the septum not staying in place and having a recurrence. If you are having a lot of crusting after surgery, particularly if you are more than 6 weeks out from surgery, you should get in to see your surgeon again. The surgeon can also check to see if the septum is in the mid-line.
Dr. Marcus Peterson
Dr. Marcus Peterson
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Septal deviation

Surgery is the only treatment and most patients experience improvement in their nasal breathing.
Crusting in the postop period is common. Have your surgeon look in your nose at the next postop visit.

In brief: Septal deviation

Surgery is the only treatment and most patients experience improvement in their nasal breathing.
Crusting in the postop period is common. Have your surgeon look in your nose at the next postop visit.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Usually successful

There are many techniques for septum surgery such as septoplasty or submucous resection but surgery is usually successful in correcting at least part of the deviation.
This is made difficult by the rubber like quality of the thin cartilage that wants to retain its original shape. Furthermore other supplemental procedures may be performed to improve breathing: spreader graft, alar batton, turbinate.

In brief: Usually successful

There are many techniques for septum surgery such as septoplasty or submucous resection but surgery is usually successful in correcting at least part of the deviation.
This is made difficult by the rubber like quality of the thin cartilage that wants to retain its original shape. Furthermore other supplemental procedures may be performed to improve breathing: spreader graft, alar batton, turbinate.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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